Field of Science

You are what you eat?

Are you what you eat?  Well, artist Klaus Enrique thinks so, so his "portraits" are actually still life sculptures using mostly food.  It might be a botanical thing, but the fruit and veg portraits are the best.  The portraits using flower petals are pretty nifty too.  Now if some of these have a vague look of familiarity, then you probably know your art history because in the 1500s Giuseppe Arcimboldo was painting portraits where the faces were still-life compositions of food. TPP uses one of them in a lecture asking the same question, "are you what you eat?"  At the link above you'll find a link to Giuseppe's work and the gallery where Enrique is exhibiting.  Hadn't ever seen any of the more ghoulish ones before using items from the butcher's case; they're a bit creepy. 

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